Paint Grinder


From: Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA11759
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Date Made Late 19th century
Section American
Materials Stone

Paint grinder carved into the shape of a crouching human figure called, "Imp that guided the skillful hand of an artist" (LSDA). Circular grinding surface. Roughly square body with an oval head and roughly carved facial features.

Length 10.5 cm
Width 6.8 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1927
Other Number 133 - Other Number

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